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Archive for March, 2013

Happy World Backup Day: Start backing up your Mac today

worldbackupdaySunday, March 31, is World Backup Day! Fortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s a day when some higher power tries to back up the entire planet, because even at Thunderbolt speeds, that would take a seriously long time. Rather, World Backup …


T-Mobile USA begins selling Apple iPhone on April 12th

U.S. consumers will have a new affordable, unrestricted and hassle-free way to buy an iPhone 5 when T-Mobile USA, Inc. begins offering the revolutionary phone on Friday, April 12.

T-Mobile announced today that qualifying customers can get an iPhone 5 …


Apple acquires indoor location company WifiSLAM for $20 million

“Apple has acquired indoor-GPS company WifiSLAM, a sign that the war over indoor mobile location services is heating up,” Jessica E. Lessin reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“Apple paid around $20 million for the Silicon Valley-based company, according to …


Apple gets more secure with two-step verification for iCloud, Apple ID

“Apple has added a new level of security to iCloud and Apple ID users: two-step verification,” Emily Price reports for Mashable. “Much like the two-step verification process for other services, two-step-verification will require you to verify your identity when signing …


Apple releases iOS 6.1.3

Apple today released iOS 6.1.3 Software Update which contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

• Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app
• Improvements to Maps in Japan

For information on …


Major MacBook Air redesign coming this summer?

“The MacBook Air was last updated on June 11, 2012. Recent history shows that Apple has been updating the MacBook Air every 9–12 months,” Karl Johnson writes for T-GAAP. ” That update cycle would lead to a March-June 2013 update …


Apple releases OS X 10.8.3

Yesterday, Apple released OS X 10.8.3 which is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes features and fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including the following:

• The ability to redeem iTunes …


Stocks rally continues, Apple joins the party

“Wall Street‘s rally kept rolling Monday, after a choppy morning gave way to gains nearly across the board,” Steve Schaefer reports for Forbes. “The modest advance saw the Dow building on record highs and the S&P 500 within 10 points …


Microsoft changes Office for Mac licensing agreement

“Microsoft has changed the license agreement for Office for Mac 2011, Office Home & Student 2013, Office Home & Business 2013 and Office Professional 2013 and standalone applications purchased through retail/resellers,” David Morgenstern reports for ZDNet.

“The company says the …